Smallest fold up tripod?

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    Shelly1204 TPF Noob!

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    I remember seeing somewhere a tripod that folds up to about a foot or less, and is super thin for concealability. I can't for the life of me remember the brand though.

    Anyone have any ideas?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Do you mean one that folds out to 'regular' size?

    I carry an UltraPod II in my camera bag. It's only 'table top' sized, but I've always got it with me.
     
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    Yes, a full size tripod.

    A lot of places in NYC have a "no tripod allowed" policy, so it would be nice to have something I can fold up and hide in my bag, even if it's not the sturdiest option.
     
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    A ha! found it.

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Tamrac-ZipShot-Compact-Ultra-Light-Instant/dp/B002WC8862"]Tamrac ZipShot Compact Ultra Light Tripod[/ame]
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That looks neat, but not sturdy or adjustable.
     
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    Yea, I know. But, I'm tired of missing shots, so it couldn't hurt to give it a try.

    Now, when the screws go through my purse and find it, what do I tell them it is? Hmm...
     
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    Yea, I figured I'd stop by Cameta later and blow on it and see if it falls over.
     
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    for a start it doesn't seem to have any feet. and those poles - from a dome tent (?)

    i dont know exactly what pictures you need for but a monopod may be just as useful and they collapse down quite small.
     
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    Shelly,
    I thought you went all-IS on your lens selection...what gives?
     
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    Cullmann Magic 2 fits in my small bag sized for a rangefinder.

    Next would be the 1550T Gitzo traveler but that's running about $700 USD these days. I've been tempted a few times.


    I've seen the linked pocket folding tripod in person. Its a neat idea but seems so unstable.
     
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